Work For Free Musicians

Work for free? I am an advocate for paying performers, musicians, singers, etc. for their time, talent and commitment to perform when the gig/venue is a for-profit, money-making entity. Providing live music is a valuable service and deserves financial compensation when those around the musicians, from vendors to security, are getting paid/making money. Sadly, there are too many people today who just assume that they can ask their friend to…